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  • Are you interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

    Are you interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    If you are interested in helping to improve and maintain quality of life in Speldhurst Parish, you might like to hear more about Speldhurst ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 27 May 20
  • Urgent Road Closure - Stockland Green Road

    Urgent Road Closure - Stockland Green Road

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    KCC have informed us that Stockland Green Road is closed from today (26th May) for up to 3 days. The alternative route is via Etherington Hi...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 May 20
  • Make your own mask instructions

    Make your own mask instructions

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Many thanks to Langton Green Village Society, who have shared a step-by-step guide to making your own government approved mask. Follow the l...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 18 May 20
  • Waste & Recycling Centres to re-open for emergency waste only

    Waste & Recycling Centres to re-open for emergency waste only

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    KCC have informed us that Waste and Recycling Centres in Kent will re-open for emergency waste only from Friday 15th May. You will only be a...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 12 May 20
  • Vacancy for a Councillor - Speldhurst Parish Council

    Vacancy for a Councillor - Speldhurst Parish Council

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    A vacancy has occurred on the above Council caused by the resignation of Councillor Price A by-election will be held if, within 14 days (...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 May 20
  • Road Closure - Speldhurst Hill and Etherington Hill, Speldhurst

    Road Closure - Speldhurst Hill and Etherington Hill, Speldhurst

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    KCC have advised us of a road closure on Speldhurst and Etherington Hill, starting 5th May for 3 days. Works will take place between the jun...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 4 May 20
  • Covid-19 - Letter to Speldhurst Parish residents

    Covid-19 - Letter to Speldhurst Parish residents

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    We recently dropped letters for you, the residents of Speldhurst Parish, at Angel Food & Wine Langton Green, Groombridge Farm Shop, Lang...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Apr 20
  • How to report Potholes and Fly-tipping

    How to report Potholes and Fly-tipping

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Starting with some good news, one of our Parish Councillors reported a number of potholes in recent weeks, several of which have now been re...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Apr 20
  • How to report a breach of Coronavirus safety measures to the Police

    How to report a breach of Coronavirus safety measures to the Police

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Kent Police now have a dedicated webpage you can access if you need to report a breach of Coronavirus safety measures. Here's what they ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Apr 20
  • Kent & Medway Growth Hub business support

    Kent & Medway Growth Hub business support

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Kent and Medway Growth Hub will be running an online Q&A for local businesses this Friday 3rd April at 10.30am. Read more details here, ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 1 Apr 20
  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Coronavirus updates page

    Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Coronavirus updates page

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    TWBC have created a new webpage dedicated to providing information and assistance throughout the Coronavirus outbreak. Visit Coronavirus upd...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 31 Mar 20
  • Citizens Advice - list of useful contacts

    Citizens Advice - list of useful contacts

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Tunbridge Wells & District Citizens Advice have circulated a list of contacts for anyone needing advice during the Coronavirus outbreak,...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 27 Mar 20
  • Important update on waste collections in our parish

    Important update on waste collections in our parish

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    TWBC emailed SPC today confirming temporary changes to waste collections as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Please see below: In res...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Mar 20
  • Langton Green Recreation Ground drainage project update

    Langton Green Recreation Ground drainage project update

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    LGCSA informed the Parish Council on Tuesday morning that the spraying of the recreation ground with weedkiller took place on Monday evening...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Mar 20
  • Feedback needed - The George & Dragon Speldhurst

    Feedback needed - The George & Dragon Speldhurst

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Take a moment to enjoy some light relief and ask yourself this: what do you want from your local pub? In the – hopefully – not t...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 25 Mar 20
  • Langton Green Recreation Ground Play Area now closed

    Langton Green Recreation Ground Play Area now closed

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Langton Green Recreation Ground Play Area is now closed in line with the following update from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council: Enclosed ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Mar 20
  • Self-isolating? Print this poster

    Self-isolating? Print this poster

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    If you are self-isolating and wondering how to let callers and delivery drivers know, print this poster and put in your window or your ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 23 Mar 20
  • Scam Alert in the Kent Area

    Scam Alert in the Kent Area

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    KCC's public protection team have sent out an alert about a new scam that has been reported locally. This involves individuals knocking ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Mar 20
  • Meeting Cancellations

    Meeting Cancellations

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Please note that all SPC committee meetings, including the planning meeting scheduled for Wednesday 18th March, are now cancelled until May....

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Mar 20
  • Council Office Closure

    Council Office Closure

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Speldhurst Parish Council office will be closed and our staff will work from home until further notice. If you need to contact us please ema...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 16 Mar 20
  • Temporary Road Closure - Farnham Lane, Langton Green

    Temporary Road Closure - Farnham Lane, Langton Green

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Kent Highways have informed us that there will be a temporary road closure on Farnham Lane, Langton Green from 16th March 2020 for...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 10 Mar 20
  • Planning Meeting CANCELLATION - Tuesday 10th March

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Please note that the planning meeting scheduled for Tuesday 10th March has now been cancelled. The next planning meeting will now go ahead o...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Mar 20
  • Urgent Road Closure - Old House Lane Fordcombe

    Urgent Road Closure - Old House Lane Fordcombe

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    KCC have informed us that Old House Lane, Fordcombe will be closed for emergency drainage works for up to 4 days from 2nd March. T...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 2 Mar 20
  • Useful links to government Information about Coronavirus

    Useful links to government Information about Coronavirus

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    TWBC have circulated a list of links to government sites publishing information about Coronavirus - you can view this list he...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 2 Mar 20
  • Multi-way signals - Langton Road, Speldhurst

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    We have been advised that delays are likely on the Langton Road between the 25th and 27th February, when there will be multi-way traffic lig...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Feb 20
  • Temporary Road Closure - Barden Road Bidborough

    Temporary Road Closure - Barden Road Bidborough

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Barden Road, Bidborough will be closed at the junction with Penshurst Road on Wednesday 26th February 2020 for 1 day.The alte...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Feb 20
  • Urgent Road Closure - Barden Road, Bidborough

    Urgent Road Closure - Barden Road, Bidborough

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    KCC have advised that they have closeed Barden Road, Bidborough from today, Monday 10th February, for up to three days. This is to enable dr...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 10 Feb 20
  • A21 Road Closure: 14-24 February

    A21 Road Closure: 14-24 February

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Highways England have advised us that there will be lane closures overnight between Monday 10th and Thursday 13th February, and more importa...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 4 Feb 20
  • Emergency Road Closure - Lower Green Road Rusthall

    Emergency Road Closure - Lower Green Road Rusthall

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    KCC have informed us that it has been necessary to close Lower Green Road, Rusthall from today, 31st January 2020 for up to 7 Days. The road...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 31 Jan 20
  • New year new role? Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

    New year new role? Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Are you interested in helping to improve and maintain quality of life in Speldhurst Parish? If the answer is yes, you might like to hear mor...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 14 Jan 20
  • Missed Bins Collections

    Missed Bins Collections

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    SPC continue to hear about bins being missed by waste collection teams on bin day, and are in ongoing contact with the Refuse & Recyclin...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 3 Jan 20
  • Christmas 2019 Office Closure Dates

    Christmas 2019 Office Closure Dates

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    The Speldhurst Parish Council office will close for Christmas on Monday 23rd December at 1pm, re-opening on Friday 3rd January.

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Dec 19
  • Langton Green Recreation Ground Drainage Project Update

    Langton Green Recreation Ground Drainage Project Update

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    We have been advised by Langton Green Community Sports Association (LGCSA) that due to the delayed start on the drainage project at Lan...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Nov 19
  • Langton Green Recreation Ground Drainage Project Update

    Langton Green Recreation Ground Drainage Project Update

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    We have been advised by Langton Green Community Sports Association (LGCSA) that due to the delayed start on the drainage project at Lan...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 12 Nov 19
  • TWBC DRAFT LOCAL PLAN - Speldhurst Parish Council's position

    TWBC DRAFT LOCAL PLAN - Speldhurst Parish Council's position

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    As you are probably aware, the draft Local Plan was recently open for consultation. At our Open meeting in October, Stephen Baughen, Head of...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 12 Nov 19
  • TWBC Draft Local Plan for Speldhurst Parish – Deadline Reminder

    TWBC Draft Local Plan for Speldhurst Parish – Deadline Reminder

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    A reminder that the deadline for commenting on the TWBC Draft Local Plan deadline is Friday 15th November. We are aware that some people hav...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Nov 19
  • Three-way Traffic Lights - Speldhurst

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    The three-way traffic lights at the junction of Speldhurst and Penshurst Roads are finally scheduled to be taken down this Friday 1st N...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 30 Oct 19
  • Extension of public consultation on the Draft Local Plan

    Extension of public consultation on the Draft Local Plan

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    TWBC have extended the Draft Local Plan public consultation deadline by two weeks. This means that you now have until  5.00pm on 15 Nov...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 18 Oct 19
  • Reminder - Open Meeting Monday 14th October

    Reminder - Open Meeting Monday 14th October

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    A reminder that the Autumn Open Meeting on Monday 14th October is your opportunity to find out more about the Draft Local Plan for Speldhurs...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 11 Oct 19
  • Speldhurst's Shop now open for business

    Speldhurst's Shop now open for business

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Speldhurst's Shop and Post Office has re-opened for business. The Community Shop Project Committee have shared the following update: ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 11 Oct 19
  • Update on Langton Road and Bullingstone Lane Works

    Update on Langton Road and Bullingstone Lane Works

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    For anyone concerned about more temporary traffic lights, a hole in the hedge and heavy machinery being stored in the field on Langton Road,...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Oct 19
  • Temporary Footpath Closure - Speldhurst

    Temporary Footpath Closure - Speldhurst

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Please note that KCC plan to temporarily close Footpath WT68 - between Speldhurst Hill and Stockland Green Road - for a maxim...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 4 Oct 19
  • Save the Date - Draft Local Plan Meeting 14th October

    Save the Date - Draft Local Plan Meeting 14th October

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    If you would like to ask questions or voice concerns about the TWBC Draft Local Plan for Speldhurst Parish, please come to the Speldhur...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 1 Oct 19
  • Emergency Road Works - Speldhurst Road

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    We have been informed that the traffic lights between Langton Green Village Hall and The Hare on Speldhurst Road could last for up to a...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 30 Sep 19
  • Important information about recycling points at Langton Green

    Important information about recycling points at Langton Green

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Take a moment to read about these changes to recycling points at Langton Green Village Hall. Glass and Tin Recycling As it is now pos...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 30 Sep 19
  • Temporary Road Closures in Speldhurst from 30th September

    Temporary Road Closures in Speldhurst from 30th September

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    Because of water mains renewal, Kent County Council has made an order prohibiting through traffic on Bullingstone Lane, Poundsbridge Lane, P...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Sep 19
  • What you need to know about the TWBC Draft Local Plan

    What you need to know about the TWBC Draft Local Plan

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    What is the Tunbridge Wells Draft Local Plan? You will by now have received the Autumn edition of TWBC’s Local magazine, with an eigh...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 18 Sep 19
  • Changes to your Waste Collection Day

    Changes to your Waste Collection Day

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    You will, of course, know by now that the bins you use for your waste collection are changing from Monday 30th September – but did you...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Sep 19
  • Air Traffic News - The Third Annual Review of Gatwick’s Promises

    Air Traffic News - The Third Annual Review of Gatwick’s Promises

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    If you are concerned about noise caused by the volume and height of air traffic flying into Gatwick Airport, the 2019 independent ...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Sep 19
  • Greg Clark Advice Surgery - Friday 13th September

    Greg Clark Advice Surgery - Friday 13th September

    Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Article by: Mr Chris May

    SPC have been notified by Greg Clark’s office that Greg will hold an advice surgery at Langton Green on Friday 13th September 201...

    Speldhurst Parish Council   |  
    Posted: 3 Sep 19